pass out

passed out; passing out; passes out

Definition of pass out

intransitive verb

2 : to lose consciousness

transitive verb

: to reject (a deal in bridge) as unplayable because everyone has passed on the first round of bidding

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Examples of pass out in a Sentence

I passed out from the flu.
Recent Examples on the Web One video of her mother passing out tequila shots has over 1 million views. Kathryn Lindsay,, "Quarantine Made Them Famous — Now What?," 7 May 2020 Copeland had apparently crawled to the door but could not escape before passing out. al, "Former Alabama resident’s coronavirus death investigated as murder in Miami," 6 May 2020 Walter Reuther stood on the overpass at the Rouge plant on Miller Road and was beaten senseless for passing out leaflets., "We will remember: Tributes to a few of the metro Detroiters who died of coronavirus," 12 Apr. 2020 Walter Reuther stood on the overpass at the Rouge plant on Miller Road and was beaten senseless for passing out leaflets. Phoebe Wall Howard, Detroit Free Press, "Ruben Burks, voice of Flint and appointee of UAW's Walter Reuther, dies at 86," 6 Apr. 2020 Practicing social distancing, the baskets will be passed out as families drive up, and volunteers will have on face masks and gloves. Branden Hunter, Detroit Free Press, "Group of Detroit entrepreneurs giving out 500 free Easter baskets on Sunday," 11 Apr. 2020 When the virus struck the United States, workers were fitted and they were passed out to employees, Chang said. Donovan Slack And Dinah Voyles Pulver, USA TODAY, "Reusable respirators protect doctors and nurses against coronavirus. They aren't in the national stockpile.," 3 Apr. 2020 The 9th - 12th grade packets are being passed out at DHS from the bus entrance (by the cafeteria). Dr. Jessica Johnson, Superintendent, Houston Chronicle, "Dayton superintendent addresses parents, students," 1 Apr. 2020 The bill was passed out of the Senate and returned to the House last month. Sarah Bowman, Indianapolis Star, "Indiana lawmakers have less than 10 days to make a decision on these environmental bills," 5 Mar. 2020

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First Known Use of pass out

1899, in the meaning defined at intransitive sense 1

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26 May 2020

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“Pass out.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 6 Jun. 2020.

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Medical Definition of pass out

: to lose consciousness three men passed out from heat exhaustion— F. J. Bell

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